TeabagInsurance Posted June 15, 2021 Share Posted June 15, 2021 (edited) Had my T7 for just over a week and only managed to get it out for some dirt riding today after work. I've ridden both street bikes and dirt bikes for 5-6 years ago, so I'm no pro, but fairly comfortable off road. Well I've never ridden dirt on an ADV bike before, nor have I ridden dirt at all this year (sold the dirt bike), so in my exploration today I bit off more that I could chew and made the mistake of venturing down a single track trail that I had yet to explore. Slippery conditions, a narrow and steep climb at the end, stock tires, and my shitty decision making made for a bad time: You'll have to ignore me stalling the bike a million times. I just installed new clutch levers and have been trying to adjust them to a point that I am comfortable with on road and off road. Surprisingly, I did not drop the bike once. Once I got out, I continued riding, but unfortunately the sunset view I was looking for at the top was spoiled by rain clouds: Furthermore, I was lazy and did not actually strap in my magnetic tail bag, so I lost it somewhere in the trails. The worst thing is it had my beer (and my water, but meh). I did a bit of a loop and went back along part of the track looking for my tail bag, but could not find it. I'm going to head out again this week to see if I can find it. I thought the funny part was me getting stuck, so I just uploaded that. I'm too lazy to crop stuff and do proper video editing for the rest of the ride. A couple technical sections with moderate climbs, but nothing super crazy. Definitely put the stock tires to the test. I agree that they don't have the most traction in the slippery stuff, but most of the ride today was pretty greasy, so I'll have to compare on a dryer, nicer day. I suppose I'll dump some more clips in this thread going forward if anyone actually cares to watch an average rider trying to push his limits as an amateur ADV rider. And if not... well then feel free to skip through! Edited June 15, 2021 by TeabagInsurance 7 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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